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1. Well, they have Paul on tape out of Sioux City talking about a UN takeover and impending violence in the streets—stock lines from his past. But there are several good articles talking about the importance of what he stands for in terms of domestic policy as the only constitutional candidate. His shortcomings don’t make much difference still to his protest voters. They probably shouldn’t, at this point.
2. What I assume is the last poll shows Romney in the lead and Paul a very close second—both in the low twenties. No mo’ at this point for either. A Paul victory—for reasons of enthusiasm, organization, and cross-over Democrats and independents—still more likely than not. A big victory that gets him out of the twenties now seem unlikely.
3. Meanwhile, Santorum, Perry, and Gingrich are all within a point of each other. That might be good news for Perry’s fighting on with some credibility. He is getting a bit of respect here and there as the best not-Romney candidate. Santorum has to come in third to have a future, but maybe the criticism of his big-government, earmarky conservatism is already have its effect. Gingrich might have bottomed out short of utter collapse. He’s still rules in South Carolina and still is pretty even with Romney nationwide. All three might have reason to claim not-defeat next Tuesday night.
4. Meanwhile, all the responsible experts say the Romney’s nomination is more inevitable than ever.
5. I’m not so sure.

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